Drawing Strength

The Estate's meticulously kept gardens, including a hedgemaze that students have occasionally described as "sadistic" and a sizable rose garden. Benches in shaded spots are plentiful, and the gardens are popular to study in on pleasant days. The nearby stables are still maintained with a number of well-heeled equines.

Drawing Strength

Postby Wanda Johansson » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:55 pm

Wanda, bundled appropriately against the cold, moved through the wooded grounds, a new small notebook and pencil in hand. She inhales deeply of the air and lets out a contented sigh. She stops, looking up through branches of the tree and seems to see something that catches her eye because she pops the notebook open to the first page and begins sketching the branches onto the blank page.

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Postby Valdis Hallsdottir » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:50 pm

It wasn't too long before someone else came strolling by, taking her time to absorb her surroundings. Upon noticing Wanda, she heads over to her, trying to follow her line of sight through the branches. "What's up there?"
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Postby Wanda Johansson » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:00 pm

"Just an interesting pattern and probably not much more," Wanda says, finishing her sketch and bringing her gaze down to the newcomer. "New here?"
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Postby Valdis Hallsdottir » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:24 pm

“Just got off of the bus a couple of hours ago. Didn’t feel like staying inside any longer. What is there to do around here?”
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Postby Wanda Johansson » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:39 pm

"Maldon's friendly enough and there's some good pubs and restaurants down there. If you're more of the shopping type, London's better for that and that requires a train ride. The campus has it's own pub and game room in the union building. And there's plenty of grounds to explore as you've obviously already found out."
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Postby Valdis Hallsdottir » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:28 am

“Never been that much into shopping for shopping’s sake. But a pub on campus sounds like my kind of scene. I can tell I’m going to miss the mountains though. Oh, I’m Valdis by the way. Val for short.”
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Postby Wanda Johansson » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:42 am

"Wanda," she says in response. "Pleasure to meet you. Which mountains?"
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Postby Valdis Hallsdottir » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:25 am

“Iceland. Essex is doing to take some getting used to. How about you, where are you from?”
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Postby Wanda Johansson » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:29 am

"Sweden, Uppsala. Essex took less getting used for me to since I spent more time in Southern Europe before I came here."
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Postby Valdis Hallsdottir » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:48 am

"Really, Uppsala? I've always wanted to make a pilgrimage there, definitely intend to someday. And what are you talking about? This is Southern Europe." She grinned.
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Postby Wanda Johansson » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:59 am

Wanda chuckles, "I suppose it is from a certain point of view. You said pilgrimage?"
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Postby Valdis Hallsdottir » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:13 am

"Yes! To Gamla Uppsala in particular. I'll bet you can just feel the history there, as though the gods are walking the earth. Someday I'll go."
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Postby Wanda Johansson » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:34 am

"I've been there once. It's nice there to be sure," Wanda says, "I prefer the museum in Uppsala itself for a sense of history."
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Postby Valdis Hallsdottir » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:09 am

"Oh yeah, I'd definitely go there, too." She looks around and crosses her arms. "So what are you here to study?"
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Postby Wanda Johansson » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:33 am

"Environmental Science for now. It's a good additional foundation for my abilities," she says, "What about you?"
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Postby Valdis Hallsdottir » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:12 am

"Can you major in superheroism? That's mostly what I'm here for. So what can you do, anyway?"
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Postby Wanda Johansson » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:14 am

Wanda lifts one hand and a cloud forms, floating over her hand, "Localized weather control is the official term. You?"
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